The Republican Party of Guam has issued a release critical of democratic lawmakers and the Leon Guerrero Administration for seeking additional enforcement powers to fight the coronavirus rather than addressing the economic needs of the thousands of island residents who have been laid off throughout the private sector.
READ the release from the Guam GOP in FULL below:
April 6, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF GUAM: PRIORITIES OR POWER?
(Tamuning, Guam) The Republican Party of Guam is appalled at the majority in the Guam
Legislature for quickly acting at the request of Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, in preparing for session to pass a measure providing her more enforcement authority during this pandemic.
However, this same majority said almost nothing over the past couple of weeks as thousands of island residents were getting laid off or were losing income due to reduced hours at work, all due to the COVID-19 crisis.
While we recognize the importance of reminding island residents to stay home and to practice precautionary measures, it is unfortunate that senators in the majority feel that providing the Governor more totalitarian authority during this crisis is more important than helping island residents who are worried about how they will feed their families.
Almost no efforts were initiated by these senators to hold session to discuss unemployment measures, which leads to a simple question for them:
What is more important? The Priorities of our People or More Power for the Governor?